Medical Malpractice

New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Las Cruces, New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorneys

According to recent studies, as many as 98,000 Americans or more, die each year from preventable medical errors made by hospitals, doctors and other medical professionals.

The law recognizes that a medical professional can make an error. However, a medical mistake becomes medical malpractice whenever the care of a patient falls below accepted community standards and causes a patient’s injury or death.

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The following is a list of the most common types of medial malpractice:

  • failure to provide a necessary test
  • failure to inform the patient of the need for a test
  • failure to perform an appropriate evaluation or examination
  • failure to provide necessary treatment
  • delaying the necessary treatment
  • providing the wrong treatment
  • improper follow-up
  • a misdiagnoses
  • a delay in diagnosis
  • performing unnecessary surgery
  • surgical mistakes
  • leaving surgical instruments in the body
  • infections after surgery
  • nursing negligence
  • inadequate staffing, training, or supervision of staff
  • persons performing functions beyond or outside of their training
  • improper drug prescriptions
  • failure to refer to a specialist
  • failure to properly monitor a pregnancy, labor or delivery
  • failure to inform you of benefits and risks
  • intentional neglect

Medical malpractice claims can be made against doctors, nurses, midwives, therapists, chiropractors, technicians, HMOs, hospitals, clinics, and other medical businesses.

Be aware that there are strict time limits you must meet to file a lawsuit. These time limits are complex and strictly enforced by the courts. It is in your best interest to speak to an attorney as soon as possible.

In most cases you will face lawyers, insurance companies, and the resources of a medical facility fighting you in order to avoid providing you the money you are legitimately owed. Their entire focus will be to settle with you for the least amount of money possible.

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